Mukesh Joshi

GB Pant Institute of Himalayan Environment and Development, Bārāhāt, Uttarakhand, India

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Publications (9)5.3 Total impact

  • Mukesh Joshi · Y. S. Rawat
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    ABSTRACT: Net primary productivity and species diversity of herbaceous vegetation of banj-oak (Quercus leucotrichophora A. Camus) forest in Kumaun Himalaya, India were analyzed. Across different growth forms (tall forbs, short forbs, cushion and spreading forbs, grasses), short forbs were most dominant component during rainy season (IVI=152) and winter season (IVI=167) and grasses during the winter season (IVI=148). Maximum above-ground production occurred during rainy season (132.5 g m−2) and minimum during winter season (2.8 g m−2). Below-ground production was maximum (85.9 g m−2) during winter season and minimum (14.9 g m−2) during summer season. Annual net shoot production was 150 g m−2 and below-ground production was 138 g m−2. Of the total input 61 % was channeled to aboveground parts and 39% to below-ground parts.
    No preview · Article · Dec 2011 · Journal of Mountain Science
  • Mukesh Joshi · Y. S. Rawat · J. Ram
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    ABSTRACT: Plant biomass, species diversity and net primary productivity are presented for herb layer of banj oak (Quercus leucotrichophora A. Camus)-chir pine (Pinus roxburghii Sarg.) mixed forest in Kumaun, central Himalaya, India. The species diversity declined from a maximum (3.56) in September to a minimum (2.11) in December. The monthly live shoots biomass exhibited a single peak growth pattern with highest live shoot biomass of 185 g·m−2 in August. The seasonal pattern showed that the maximum above-ground production (131 g·m−2) occurred during the rainy season and the minimum (1 g·m−2) during winter season. The below-ground production was maximum during winter season (84 g·m−2) and minimum during summer season (34 g·m−2). The annual net shoot production was 171 g·m−2 and total below-ground production was 165 g·m−2. Of the total input 61% was channeled to above-ground parts and 39% to below-ground parts. Transfer of live shoots to dead shoots compartments and that of dead shoots to litter compartments was 61% and 66%, respectively. The total dry matter disappearance was 61% of the total input within annual cycle. The herb layer showed a net accumulation of organic matter, indicating the seral nature of the community.
    No preview · Article · Jun 2011 · Journal of Forestry Research
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    Mukesh Joshi · Subrat Sharma · DS Rawat · LMS Palni
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    ABSTRACT: This study deals with the role of traditional agroforestry in household functioning in the Haigad watershed of Central Himalaya, India which represents a typical mid-Himalayan watershed having about 85% rainfed agriculture. Households raised/retained multipurpose (viz., fodder, fruit, firewood, etc) tree species around their dwellings and agricultural land. Half of the total recorded tree species (48) had single use while the remaining halves were equally divided between double- and triple-use categories. Over the watershed as a whole, fodder obtained from agroforestry trees met only 6.4% of the total fodder requirement of a household. The contribution from forests accounted for about 79% of the total input to the system. Of the total energy consumption, man and livestock consumed 54% as food and 29% as fodder, respectively. For each energy unit of output from the agroforestry system about twenty units of energy were required from the forests, mainly in the form of leaves for animal bedding which eventually becomes part of the farm yard manure.
    Full-text · Article · Jan 2011 · Forests Trees and Livelihoods
  • RK Agnihotri · S. Sharma · M. Joshi · LMS Palni

    No preview · Article · Jan 2004
  • RK Agnihotri · S. Sharma · M. Joshi · LMS Palni

    No preview · Article · Jan 2003
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    ABSTRACT: Two isolates of Pseudomonas corrugata, P. corrugata 1 (a rhizosphere associate from subtropical region) and P. corrugata 7 (a rhizoplane associate from temperate region) were tested for their ability to improve growth and yield in two target plants. Amaranthus paniculatus and Eleusine coracana, grown at the higher altitudes, were taken as test crops. Azotobacter chroococcum, an established inoculant, was also used for comparison. The bacterial inoculations influenced plant growth and the nitrogen content of various plant parts. Though the root colonization was also found to be stimulated, the majority of non-fluorescent pseudomonads isolated from the stimulated rhizosphere or rhizoplane did not resemble the antibiotic resistance pattern of the inoculated bacteria. This indicated that the plant growth promotion due to introduced bacteria was largely due to stimulation of native microbial communities of the rhizosphere/rhizoplane region. Besides plant-microbe compatibility, the original habitat of the bacterial isolates was also found to be important for the establishment and subsequent influence on plant growth.
    No preview · Article · Dec 1999 · Microbiological Research
  • DS Rawat · M. Joshi · S. Sharma · HC Rikhari · LMS Palni

    No preview · Article · Jan 1998
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    ABSTRACT: Ecologically fragile landscapes of the Himalaya, particularly rainfed areas, have been experiencing increased degradation of land and water, and loss of biodiversity. This study emphasizes the utility of micro-level planning on area-specific land use for environmental management in the most populated mountain belt (between 1000–2400 m asl), commonly referred as the ‘problem zone’ in the Central Himalayan region. Assessment of existing land-use practices, environmental problems, and evaluation of physical and cultural infrastructures were the foundation of the envisaged developmental model and action plan. Based on the primary information, and constant interaction between the scientists and farmers, an eco-friendly alternative model for sustainable and optimal utilization of land has been developed and demonstrated. The people's participation was considered an essential tool for successful implementation of the action plan. Consequently, subsequent actions and field work were carried out by villagers themselves with the encouragement and guidance of experts. People's perception about the entire programme has been satisfactory as shown by the adoption of technology packages which have been demonstrated on their land. The basic ethos has been the supplementation of the traditional knowledge base, not its replacement.
    No preview · Article · Sep 1997 · The International Journal of Sustainable Development and World Ecology
  • DS RAWAT · M. JOSHI · S. SHARMA · HC RIKHARI · LMS PALNI

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48 Citations
5.30 Total Impact Points

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Institutions

  • 1997-1999
    • GB Pant Institute of Himalayan Environment and Development
      Bārāhāt, Uttarakhand, India